“She was also fussy about her hair and made a point of having it professionally blow-dried twice a week. “It’s cheaper by far than psychoanalysis and much more uplifting,” Ms. Ephron said.” —I would absolutely do this if I were rich. Nora Ephron, Essayist, Screenwriter and Director, Dies at 71 - NYTimes.com
“Our neighborhood bear is about 250 lbs. He’s been around for quite a few years and looks for food. You won’t see him eat since he drags the bags off into the woods. We end up with a mess, so please don’t feed him. He sleeps from November till April.” —From our Cabin in the Woods’ info packet. Primary takeaway: HE IS AWAKE.
“Edgar Allan Poe bewailed the passing of the dash. “The Byronic poets were all dash,” he complained. “The dash gives the reader a choice between two, or among three or more expressions, one of which may be more forcible than another, but all of which help out the idea. It stands, in general, for these words — ‘or, to make my meaning more distinct’. This force it has — and this force no other point can have; since all other points have well-understood uses quite different from this. Therefore, the dash cannot be dispensed with.” —Shop Talk | Futility Closet